Reva Seth
Reva is the best selling author of two non-fiction books and Senior Associate at Canada 2020.

Her most recent, The MomShift: Women Share Their Stories of Career Success After Children was described by The Globe & Mail as a “Brash new take on Working Moms.

Reva regularly writes on gender equity, talent optimization and the new world of her work.


Entries by Reva Seth

Gender Equity Enables More Canadians To Live Their Optimal Lives

(1) Comments | Posted October 19, 2016 | 4:34 PM

The following are based on remarks from Women In The House: The Persons Day Panel held in Ottawa, on October 17th, 2016.

On Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the election that brought us Canada's first 50/50 cabinet, a day after Person's Day and heading into...

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Mandatory Paternity Leave Is An Investment In Career And Family

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 11:11 AM

Father's Day is the perfect time to say this: I regret the name of my last book, The MomShift: Women Share Their Stories of Career Success After Kids, because for the past year or so every time I say the title I feel like I am unintentionally further...

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Gender Equity: We Need A Genuine Shift In The Political Landscape

(19) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 10:25 PM

rona ambroseRona Ambrose is seen during question period in the House of Commons. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP)

These next few days are like festival season for political people: in Winnipeg the Liberal party is gathering for the 2016 Biennial Convention while over in Vancouver, the Conservative Party are...

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Canada's Global Opportunity: End Gender Bias Through Our Teenage Boys

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2016 | 3:09 PM

Just after International Women's Day, President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau, two feminist world leaders will reconnect at the State Dinner: and a new moment in Canada-U.S. relations officially begins.

Both men are strong supporters of the need to achieve gender equality in the public, private and...

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This Year Has Gone A Long Way Toward Ending Our Culture Of Sexual Violence

(18) Comments | Posted December 5, 2015 | 5:40 PM

Last Dec. 6 on Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, I was still reeling from my decision to share my experience with now disgraced CBC star Jian Ghomeshi who is currently awaiting criminal trial for five charges of sexual assault and one charge...

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Let's Use the Syrian Refugee Crisis to Reconnect Politics With Purpose

(7) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 11:05 PM

When I checked on my three-year-old son last night I saw that he was sleeping in exactly the same position as little Alan Kurdi, the Syrian boy who's lifeless body washed up on the Turkish beach.

The thought froze me in my steps.

I know...

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My Neighbour Thought Skimpy Clothes Invited Rape. I Hope She Reads This

(21) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 4:31 PM

"It's the way these girls dress Manju -- it's just an invitation for a man to come on over and rape them."

I was 16 years old, lounging on the front steps and listening to my mom chat with our neighbour about a rape case dominating the local news cycle.

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Why I Can't Remain Silent About What Jian Did to Me

(388) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 6:17 PM

Yesterday I went into the CBC building and for the first time in the six years that I've been back in Canada, I didn't feel the pang of stress at the thought of running into Jian. Or see the giant image of his smiling face looming above me.

I debated...

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Courting the Ethnic Vote: What Liberals Can Learn From Rob Ford

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2012 | 10:38 PM

With the Liberal biennial convention starting later this week in Ottawa (Jan 12-15), talk about what it will take to get the party back on track is building (well, at least among remaining Liberals).

Inevitably, part of this conversation includes the question: "How can we regain ethnic...

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Why I Hate Santa

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2011 | 11:04 AM

At five and two my kids are still young enough to truly believe in Santa and so, I'm currently doing my best to hide my hatred for the fat man in the bad suit.

There are of course many reasons to hate Santa, who (against his will I'll acknowledge)...

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Working Parents Need Real Choices -- Regardless of Test Scores

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 1:04 PM

While paying for my groceries last week, I had one of those moments that viscerally reminded me about why an issue I support from a policy level, matters so much on a personal level.

As my exhausted-looking cashier was ringing me through, I listened to her describe to her...

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